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Simon Waddington

Simon Waddington

Research Fellow, Centre for e-Research

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Simon Waddington graduated in Mathematics. He has a BSc (University of Durham, 1987), MSc (University of Warwick, 1998) and PhD (University of Warwick, 1992). From 1997-2008, he held R&D positions at Motorola, BBC and Tandberg Television working on mobile and broadcast technologies. Simon was involved in both technology innovation and commercialisation. He has worked on several EC IST projects including being project manager of aceMedia (FP6). From 1993-97, he was an EC Marie Curie and DFG postdoctoral researcher in mathematics at the University of Göttingen.

Research Interests
  • Digital repositories
  • Multimedia content (video, images, text) analysis, personalisation, and transformation
  • Semantic web technologies
  • Data mining
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile technologies
  • Human computer interaction and usability
  • Research information management and CERIF
Selected Publications

Selected publications

S. Waddington, M. Papadogiorgski, V. Papastathis, E. Nidelkou, B. Bratu, M. Ribiere, Y. Kompatsiaris (2008) 'Two-level Automatic Adaptation of a Distributed User Profile for Personalized News Content Delivery': International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, Special Issue on Personalization of Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting, vol. 2008, Article ID 863613, 21 pages.

S. Waddington, M. Papadogiorski, V. Papastathis, E. Nikelkou, Y. Kompatsiaris, B. Bratu, M. Ribiere (2008) 'User Profile Modelling and Learning'. In: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition, IGI Global, October 2008.

S. Waddington, A. Matellanes (2008) 'Meaningful images', IET Engineering and Technology, April 2008, pp. 72-75.

S. Waddington (2004) 'Search party', IET Communications Engineer Vol. 2, Issue 4, Aug.-Sept. 2004, pages 40-43.

S. Waddington, K. Pickavance (2000) 'Approaching the Shannon Limit in digital broadcasting', SMPTE Journal Vol. 109, No. 9, September 2000, pp. 729-733.

S. Waddington, G. Markarian, A. Mason, K. Pickavance (2000) 'Channel Coding in Digital Video Broadcasting: State-of-the-Art and Future Developments'.Coding, Communications and Broadcasting : Fourth Volume on Communications and Broadcasting, editors: P. Farrell, M. Darnell, B. Honary, Research Studies Press.

Selected conference papers

S. Waddington, M. Hedges, G. Knight, J. Zhang, J. Jensen, R. Downing (2011) 'Kindura - Federating Data Clouds for Archiving', Proc. Int'l Symp. on Grids and Clouds, 2011 (Proceedings of Science).

S. Waddington, F. Menemenis, S. Papadopoulos, B. Bratu, Y. Kompatsiaris (2008) 'AQUAM: Automatic Query Formulation Architecture for Mobile Applications', Proceedings of the 6th international Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (Umea, Sweden, December 3 - 5, 2008). MUM '08, ACM, New York, NY.

S. Waddington, G. Akrivas, G. Th. Papadopoulos, M. Douze, J. Heinecke, N. O'Connor, C. Saathof (2007) 'Knowledge-based Semantic Annotation and Retrieval of Multimedia Content'. SAMT 2007 - 2nd International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies, 5-7 December 2007, Genoa, Italy.

S. Waddington, M. Papadogiorski, V. Papastathis, E. Nikelkou, Y. Kompatsiaris, B. Bratu, M. Ribiere (2007) 'Distributed user modelling for personalised news delivery in mobile devices'. Proceedings SMAP 2007, 17th-18th December 2007, pages 80-85.

Research Interests


Simon Waddington's current research is focused on;

  • Analysis, indexing and archival of large datasets. This includes the development of cloud-based infrastructure and digital repositories.
  • Research information management based on the use of CERIF.



PhD Supervision


Expertise and Media Engagement



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